Can Video-Based Online Mental Health Education Talk Improves the Mental Health Literacy of the General Public? (69469)

Session Information: Mental Health
Session Chair: Ying Wai Bryan Ho

Saturday, 1 April 2023 10:45
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Mental health literacy is defined as individuals’ knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders. This important attribute allows individuals to identify, manage, and prevent from getting mental illnesses. There is evidence that a range of interventions can improve mental health literacy, including whole-of-community campaigns, interventions in educational settings. In recent years, mental health literacy obtained considerable attentions from practitioners and researchers. However, the interests from the above parties does not extend to rural area, which also requires mental health education. A pilot project which involved a 2-hours long university students-led online mental health promotion talk was delivered via video conference platform to the public in Hong Kong. 228 participants from Hong Kong joined the talk. The mental health literacy was assessed before and after the online talk by Mental Health Knowledge Questionnaire, a validated assessment tool for mental health literacy for Chinese. 25 questionnaires were fully completed, and the data was input to SPSS for statistical analysis. One sample T-Test was used to evaluate the mean difference between the two sets of questionnaires (Pre and Post). The results were t = -.076, degree of freedom = 24, p = .940, effect size = .002. The results of the pilot project indicated that the video conference based mental health education talk may need more serious consideration before it is widely used to the public.

Ying Wai Bryan Ho, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Mei Yi Tsang, Castle Peak Hospital, Hong Kong
Kai Pan Mark, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Hok Hoi Pang, Hong Kong Psychological Service Center Limited, Hong Kong
Adrian Low, The Hong Kong Association of Psychology, Hong Kong
Wai Kit Wong, Tung Wah College, Hong Kong

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Ying Wai Bryan HO is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00